Three sentenced for murder of American rapper XXXTentacion

After more than a week of deliberations in Florida, in the southeastern United States, three men were found guilty by a popular jury on Monday of murdering American rapper XXXTentacion.

Just 20 years old, the rap star was gunned down in June 2018 in the middle of a street in Deerfield Beach, a town north of Miami. A luxury bag was stolen from his car.

Detrick Williams, 26, Trayvon Newsom, 24, and Michael Boatwright, 28, were indicted by a jury in a Fort Lauderdale court on charges of murder and armed robbery.

All three will appear in court again on April 5 for sentencing. They face life imprisonment.

Considered one of the spearheads of the new generation of American hip-hop, XXXTentacion rose to fame by publishing their songs on SoundCloud. His music, with very dark and disturbing tones, often evoked his depression and his past as a criminal.

His second studio album, “?”, debuted at number one on the Billboard charts upon its release in March 2018, without any traditional promotion.

He was at the center of controversy because of his violent behavior.

Already convicted of assault, Jahseh Onfroy — his real name — is awaiting trial in a case where he is accused of beating his pregnant ex-girlfriend amid the #MeToo wave.

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